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Michael Gerson: Americans' right to health care was here long before Obama

Supporters of Obamacare are celebrating that the law is not an unmitigated disaster, just a mitigated one.

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Outcry over Arizona's SB 1062 overshadows bill's limited power

Outcry over Arizona's SB 1062 overshadows bill's limited power

PHOENIX — The hype and rhetoric on both sides of SB 1062, now awaiting action by Gov. Jan Brewer, may disguise the fact that the measure does far less than some have suggested.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The 50-year war on smoking

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Los Angeles Times:

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Upchurch, other federal officials answer questions on the Rosemont Mine

Last Monday, Coronado National Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch answered questions at a news conference about the Rosemont Mine.

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E-cigarette popularity outpaces regulation

E-cigarette popularity outpaces regulation

Arizona’s recent ban on e-cigarette sales to minors may sound sensible, but some lawmakers and health experts believe it’s actually a step in the wrong direction.

November 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Supreme Court: Arizona citizenship proof voting law illegal

Supreme Court: Arizona citizenship proof voting law illegal

PHOENIX — Arizona cannot demand proof of citizenship from individuals who use a federal voter registration form, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning.

June 17, 2013 8:07 am Photos

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Brewer vetoes bill requiring medical pricing disclosure

Brewer vetoes bill requiring medical pricing disclosure

PHOENIX — Saying there are technical problems with the proposal, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation Friday which would have allowed individuals to shop around for the best price on health care needs.

April 12, 2013 1:34 pmLoading…

Judge throws out English learning lawsuit against Arizona

PHOENIX — Saying the state has done all it needs, a federal judge on Friday threw out a 21-year-old lawsuit over what Arizona does to ensure that all students have an opportunity to learn English.

March 29, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…
Judge upholds Arizona medical marijuana law

Judge upholds Arizona medical marijuana law

PHOENIX — State and county officials cannot refuse to process applications for medical marijuana dispensaries just because the drug remains illegal under federal law, a trial judge ruled today.

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Brewer sued over driver’s license policy for immigrants

Brewer sued over driver’s license policy for immigrants

PHOENIX — Immigrant rights advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday that seeks to overturn Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s order denying driver’s licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under a new Obama administration policy.

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Rattler, Gila Monster rustler gets probation

Rattler, Gila Monster rustler gets probation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An Alabama man has been sentenced for the illegal possession, transportation and sale of protected reptiles he captured in Arizona.

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Court rejects ACLU effort to block Arizona immigration law

PHOENIX — A federal appeals court Tuesday spurned a request by civil rights groups for a new injunction to once again block Arizona's 2010 immigration law.

September 25, 2012 4:24 pmLoading…
Arizona's 'papers please' provision now in effect

Arizona's 'papers please' provision now in effect

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton dissolved the injunction she issued more than two years ago blocking the state from enforcing key provisions of the 2010 immigration law.

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Horne goes to court to stop Arizona’s marijuana dispensaries

Horne goes to court to stop Arizona’s marijuana dispensaries

PHOENIX — The state’s top prosecutor asked a judge this morning to void a key provision in the state’s two-year-old medical marijuana law.

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Sheriff Babeu probes cost Pinal taxpayers $150,000

Pinal County taxpayers are on the hook for nearly $150,000 in legal fees related to three separate inquiries of Sheriff Paul Babeu or his staff.

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Blog: Feds label marijuana smuggling 'interstate commerce'

Blog: Feds label marijuana smuggling 'interstate commerce'

Smuggling marijuana may be illegal, but so is interfering with marijuana smuggling, federal prosecutors say in the Brian Terry murder case.

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High Court to Arizona: No citizenship voter registration rule during appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Arizona’s request to let its proof-of-citizenship requirement for people registering to vote remain in effect as it appeals a ruling that found the mandate conflicts with federal law.

June 28, 2012 12:14 pmLoading…

Supreme Court strikes down Stolen Valor law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law making it a crime to lie about having received the Medal of Honor and other prized military awards.

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Supreme Court: No overtime pay for Arizona pharmaceutical sales reps

PHOENIX — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected arguments by Arizona representatives of a national drug company that they are not doing sales and therefore entitled to overtime.

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Pearce defends AZ immigration law in D.C. hearing

Pearce defends AZ immigration law in D.C. hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rebuffing challenges from a senior U.S. senator, the author of Arizona’s immigration law defended both the legality and the wisdom of his measure.

April 24, 2012 11:53 amLoading…

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